The Tracker

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Articles from Vol. 57, No. 1, Winter

Articles of Interest
FROM ORGAN JOURNALS AROUND THE WORLD"John B. Brombaugh: Forty Years of Organbuilding (Nils G. Torkildsen) ISO Journal no. 39 (December 201 1): 65-69"Le Buffet de l'orgue Merklin d'Acoz (1855) proviendrait-il de la collégiale SaintBarthélémy à Liège?"...
Bach and the Organ
Bach and the Organ was a presentation of the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative, the American Bach Society, and the Westfield Center, September 27-30, 2012, at the Eastman School of MusicThe festival began for me with a recital by Hans Davidsson, David...
Bach for a Hundred Years: A Social History of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem
Bach for a Hundred Years: A Social History of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. Paul S. Larson. Bethlehem: Lehigh University Press, 2012. 243 pp. I'm very glad this book exists. Its core purpose seems to be summed up best by the quotation from Daniel Boorstin...
Books and Pamphlets on the Pipe Organ Published by the Estey Organ Company
The estey organ company began operations in the middle of the nineteenth century when Jacob Estey started building reed organs in Brattleboro, Vermont.1 The first pipe organ manufactured by Estey dates from 1901, but the history of Estey 's Pipe Organ...
Christian Lane
Christian Lane, organist, playing the Opus 869, 1920 Casavant in l'Église des Saints-Anges Gardiens, Lachine. ATMA Classique, ACD2 2674. Available from atmaclassique.com (or Naxos). The Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC) was inaugurated...
From the President
OHS CONVENTIONS ARE BOTH A FASCINATING WAY TO experience America's organ history live and, as the old Chevrolet commercials used to trumpet, a great way to see the USA. The organs are the centerpiece, but once in a while, the place is as much a part...
Growth amid Changing Times
Dear Friends and MembersAs I write, the Organ Historical Society has embarked on plans to conduct major fundraising for the future development of our key programs. The need to conduct such fundraising prompts other activities, as well:1. We are advised...
In the Tracker 50 Years Ago
VOL. VI, NO. 4, JULY 1962THE FEATURED ARTICLE WAS AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW OF THE seventh annual convention, described in the travelogue article headlining the previous issue. The convention was held July 9-1 1 in the historic resort town of Skaneateles located...
News
SCOTT R. RIEDEL & ASSOCIATES, LTD., Acoustic and Organ Consultants, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, announce additions and changes to their staff of acoustical engineers and architectural associates.The new lead acoustical engineer and head of acoustical...
Organ Playing by Electricity
IN A PREVIOUS ISSUE OF THE ELECTRICAL WORLD ALLUSION HAS been made to the use of electricity as power for driving church organs. I now venture to give a description of the method of driving as used at St. Paul's Chapel, Broadway and Vesey Street, New...
The Complete Organ Works of Jean Langlais
The Complete Organ Works of Jean Langlais, a set of CDs recorded by Ann Labounsky, is breathtakingly huge and remarkably intriguing; indeed, it is the result of a prodigious, even heroic, enterprise. Utilizing seven organs on two continents, from 1979...
Vermont?
ORGAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S 58TH NATIONAL CONVENTIONEACH FEBRUARY IN THE LATE WINTER, as the sun rises higher in the sky and the days grow longer, a strange phenomenon occurs in the sugar maple (i.e., Acer saccharum), a tree indigenous to the Green Mountain...

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